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|sa 1117||No Alpha Cards listed
|No Alpha Cards listed
|Not recorded by John High in his unpublished list|
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(there are no words woven on the silk)
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cm long by cm deep
This silk panel, and the embossed border around that silk panel are identical to the Stevens Hands Across The Sea postcard, recorded as sh840 - Malta/USA flags.
The flags of this silk are attributed as being those of Malta and the USA. Whilst the USA flag is clear, the flag identified as being of Malta has the colours reverse. The Malta flag is a white Maltese flag on a red ground.
Strictly speaking, the cross is more like an " hanseatic " cross than Maltese. The flag is very similar to " The Order of Saint Stephen " (Tuscany, Italy), and it has been noted that their flag has been mistaken for that of Malta.
Stevens also made a Hands Across The Sea card with a flag of a shipping line instead of the usual country flag, and it is possible the flag above is similarly that of a shipping company.